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VS2010 Tips #15: Disable IntelliTrace for better debugging performance (VS2010 Ultimate Only)

I recently upgrading ASP.NET MVC 2 solution from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2010 (Ultimate Edition). I found that debugging was very slow. Depending on project size, it took around 30 seconds to initialize and another 5 seconds on each page request in my experience.

I tried disabling IntelliTrace (what is IntelliTrace?)


and voila! it got its awesome performance back!

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  • ZX-14 lady · October 23, 2010 at 4:10 am

    The status quo sucks.

    Sent from my iPhone 4G

  • Eric Bos · November 4, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Yeah, and unless you turn it off you cannot disable edit and continue.

    And you can only disable it in ultimate.

    So those of us without Ultimate are stuck with stupid Edit&Contiue contiuously trying to compile when doing an edit in debug mode. Jargh!.

  • Admin comment by Ferry Meidianto · November 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    @Eric: IntelliTrace is a feature of VS2010 Ultimate edition only, so I don’t think it causes the same issue in other editions.

  • mohammad · April 7, 2011 at 12:35 am

    tanks alot

  • Raj · December 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

    The only way I know to improve the performance is to disable Edit & Continue option.. Tools -> Options -> Debugging -> Edit & Continue (uncheck the option) & your performance is going to be improved by 200% … 🙂 Enjoy

  • pregunton · September 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    any script in powershell or cmd for put ON or OFF IntelliTrace?

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